A collaboration of five organizations (COSI, WOSU Public Media, the Columbus Museum of Art, the Columbus Metropolitan Library and the Wexner Center for the Arts), the SURGE program aspires to create more accessible learning opportunities for teens within the Columbus community. The program aims to re-contextualize education as a structure which molds teens into creative citizens with the capacity to develop and compete in the global economy.
Named a creative circuit for youth, SURGE will host its Ignite! Event Thursday, April 10th from 4-7pm at COSI, to not only celebrate the new, drop-in space for teens opening at COSI but to also spread the word about SURGE to teens throughout the community.
During the event, a shuttle bus will take participants to visit all five sites where teens can experiment with audio in Columbus Museum of Art’s sound booth, explore green screen video at WOSU@COSI, hang out in the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s YOUMedia space, view videos created by teens at the Wexner Center for the Arts, and discover COSI’s new, interactive space.
Free pizza and t-shirts will be available, and teens can enter to win an iPad play.
For more information, visit : Surgecolumbus.org